Academic year
2017/2018 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
FT0473 (AF:256574 AR:144640)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
2nd Term
Course year
A general knowledge of the issues and fundamental problems of gnoseology, in relation to the nodal points of the Western philosophical tradition and its developments in the contemporary debate;

General knowledge and understanding of some important classic texts of Western gnoseology

Knowledge of the fundamental argumentative strategies on theoretical dimension of philosophical experience, with particular attention to the lexicon, categories and definitions of different speculative survey areas.

Ability to deal with a philosophical text, emphasizing the theoretical approach

Ability to analyze, understand and argue the reasons underlying philosophical issues, including in relation to the consequences of a practical nature
Basic knowledge of the history of philosophy
Philosophy as gnoseology
Reading and analysis of René Descartes, Meditazioni metafisiche [parti da determinare]
RENE’ DESCARTES, Meditazioni metafisiche, a cura di S. Landucci, Roma-Bari, Laterza 2017 (14a d.)

E. SCRIBANO, Guida alla lettura delle «Meditazioni metafisiche» di Descartes, Roma-Bari, Laterza 2016 (II ed.)

S. VANNI ROVIGHI, Gnoseologia, Brescia, Morcelliana 1963 (ora ID., Filosofia della conoscenza, Bologna, Edizioni Studio Domenicano 2015)

A choice text:
a) G. BONTADINI, Studi sulla filosofia dell’età cartesiana, in ID., Studi di filosofia moderna, Milano, Vita e Pensiero 1996
b) E. CASSIRER, Storia della filosofia moderna. 2. L’età del razionalismo, Libri III-V, Milano, Einaudi 1963 (ma anche Newton Compton, F.lli Melita, Pgreco)
For the examination, the student will have to demonstrate to:

1) knowing how to introduce and contextualize the themes of the course from the theoretical and historical-philosophical point of view;
2) learn the terminology, the basic concepts and the theoretical points covered during the course;
3) being able to reconstruct the development of the texts, highlighting points / steps nodal and argument ways.
Students who do not attend lessons are required to agree the program with the teacher.